Subject Matter S2 Episode 2: Bifurcate Your Bets, Or Go All In?

Feb 11, 2020

What if you could reduce the chaos of choosing between dozens of decisions to just two options? Bifurcation paints our path forward in binary black and white, making difficult decisions more straightforward.

Combining this with singular focus—narrowing your visor so all you can think about is achieving that one goal—is a powerful recipe for progress.

But where could singular focus get in our way? Is there more to risk than splitting our bets? And when might we just need to throw caution to the wind, and go all in? 

In this episode of Subject Matter, we’ll discover:

1. The Dutch Tennis player that has become a symbol for singular focus,

2. Why trying to minimise risk isn’t always the best strategy,

3. How to use a model from one of the world’s most powerful CEOs to bifurcate your decisions.

You can listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

Did you find this episode useful? Is there anything you’d particularly like to see us discuss in the future? I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me directly here, or on Twitter (@benbradbury_).